Ep 55: Nick Smith – RHINO MAN’s DP on filmmaking, photography and a life of travel.

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Our guest in this episode is my friend, Nick Smith. Nick is an experienced DP and photographer based in Atlanta, Georgia. He’s shot all over the world for amazing brands and nonprofits. Nick is also the Director of Photography of RHINO MAN, and he lead the project with his work for 3 years before my involvement.

In this conversation, we talk about Nick’s journey in the world of RHINO MAN, along with his love of photography and travel. Nick is a humble guy, and one of the most inspiring people I know.

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Instagram: @nickjsmiths
Facebook: @smithijedi
Website: nicksmithphotos.com
LinkedIn: @Nick Smith

Colorado Environmental Film Festival 2024 Filmmaker Conversation with RHINO MAN.

John Jurko II, the lead producer/director of RHINO MAN was interviewed as part of the film’s selection for CEFF 2024.

The festival hosted an amazing screening of the film on Friday, February 27th at 7:30pm to an audience of 75. Everyone stayed for a great Q&A with the team and had excellent questions on the topics of rangers and rhinos. We can’t thank the CEFF team enough for allowing us to be a part of their 2024 programming.

Website: ceff.net

National Park After Dark – 185: Behind the Scenes of RHINO MAN with John Jurko II

RHINO MAN was featured in another episode of National Park After Dark. Show description and show links below.

Today we are joined again by John Jurko, director and producer of Rhino Man, a film that follows the courageous field rangers who risk their lives every day to protect South Africa’s rhinos from being poached to extinction.

A lot has happened since our first discussion with John last year, and he catches us up with all the developments regarding the film, his life and the legacy work he and his team continue to dedicate in memory of Anton Mzimba.

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Wild For Change: Episode 40 – RHINO MAN The Movie

RHINO MAN was featured in an episode of Wild For Change. Show description and show links below.

On today’s Wild For Change podcast, we speak with John Jurko II, creative director of Global Conservation Corps and lead producer and director of the film RHINO MAN.

Global Conservation Corps is a non-profit organization that is bridging the gap between communities and wildlife.  The film RHINO MAN was the first project of Global Conservation Corps and was created to support the rangers protecting the rhino and to share their stories.

Rangers are the front line, the boots on the ground, protecting our diminishing population of rhino that deserve to be here but are being poached for their horn.  These rangers put their lives on the line to protect the rhino. This is what makes a ranger so special and formidable.  This is truly where passion meets purpose.

Website: wildforchange.com

Ep 50: John Jurko II – Directing RHINO MAN the movie and living the better story.

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In this episode, we turn the microphone on our host, John Jurko II. John is the lead director and producer who has overseen the completion of our documentary film, RHINO MAN, since 2018. After receiving a BA in Film Production and Philosophy at Bowling Green State University, he lived in Los Angeles, where he worked in the camera department of many indie films. He then moved to Atlanta, Georgia, where he was drawn to RHINO MAN for its story and potential as a social impact project. He created and hosts The Rhino Man Podcast to further build awareness of the importance of rangers, the rhino poaching crisis, and community engagement. John has presented to audiences such as His Royal Highness The Prince of Wales, government, international financial crime delegates, law enforcement, and conservation NGOs.

In this conversation, we dive into the ups and downs along John’s winding journey into filmmaking. We go deep into his philosophy on life, how he came to RHINO MAN, and the endless obstacles he had to overcome to complete the film. We also talk about the devastating loss of his good friend and ranger, Anton Mzimba.

Matt Lindenberg, the Executive Director of the Global Conservation Corps takes the reins and hosts an intimate conversation with John. This episode shows how we can all contribute to the greater cause in our own way.

Instagram: @johnjurko
Facebook: @johnjurko
Twitter: @johnjurko
LinkedIn: @John Jurko II

National Park After Dark: People of the Parks – RHINO MAN with John Jurko II

RHINO MAN was featured in an episode of National Park After Dark. Show description and show links below.

In today’s episode, we speak with John Jurko II, the lead producer of an upcoming documentary film, Rhino Man. We discuss the poaching crisis in places like Kruger National Park and the Rangers who risk their lives to protect the wildlife. We also take the time to honor the legacy of Anton Mzimba, a lead ranger and protagonist of the film, who recently had his life taken because of the work he did in wildlife conservation.

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